While known Hollywood liberal actor Alec Baldwin, recently declared that people who do not subscribe to liberal dogma on global warming are mentally ill, Obama has decided to ignore the U.S. Constitution by not submitting the Paris Climate Agreement to the Senate for advice and consent.
The Paris Climate Agreement was negotiated in Paris last December with representatives from over 130 nations who signed on the Framework Convention on Climate Change agreement.
According to President Obama, this “historic agreement” will “hold every country accountable” if they fail to meet its carbon emission targets.
The White House acknowledged that the agreement contains “legally binding” provisions designed to create a “long-term framework” that will force the United States and signatory countries to reduce carbon emissions for decades to come, yet, Obama refuses to follow the Constitution by ignoring the U.S. Senate.
U.S. Senator Mike Lee, a Republican from Utah and Mike Kelly, a Republican, who represents the third congressional district in Pennsylvania, stated that despite these facts, President Obama has already announced he will not submit the Paris Climate Agreement to the Senate for advice and consent. Instead, the White House claims the signature environmental achievement of the president’s tenure is just an “international agreement” not meriting Senate attention.
“If the stakes weren’t so high, this claim would be laughable on its face, “Lee and Kelly stated. “He has also chosen to ignore the State Department’s eight-factor test that is used to determine “whether any international agreement should be brought into force as a treaty or as an international agreement other than a treaty.”
“This is an unacceptable breach of Article II Section 2 of the Constitution, and Congress must do something about it.”
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